Russia destroys bridge to Rubizhne, cutting it off from Ukraine

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The invaders destroyed a bridge for the second time since 2014
The invaders destroyed a bridge for the second time since 2014

“The bridge, erected following the liberation of the area from (Russian) invaders in 2014, is destroyed; the route from Sievierodonetsk to Rubizhne is no more,” said Haidai.

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He noted that the bridge took nine months to build; prior to that, locals were reduced to using a makeshift pontoon bridge made by Ukraine’s military engineers.

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The towns of Popasna and Hirske remain under relentless Russian assaults, which have levelled almost 60 buildings already.

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On May 11, a resident of the city of Lysychansk was killed by Russian artillery fire. A 11-year-old boy from the village of Zolote died in a Dnipro hospital from his wounds.

According to Haidai, Ukrainian troops have held the line against Russian advances in Popasna, with reasonable success.

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